Friday, November 8, 2019

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 8th November 2019: "Where's Gnasher?" by Laura Howell (Beano Comics / Studio Press)

If this didn't make our "Book of the Week" slot, I'd be doing Laura Howell a huge disservice - simply because this is a book that I've heard C sniggering and snorting over for days now.

"Where's Gnasher?" by Laura, one of the Beano's best comic artists, is more than just an homage to those old "Where's Wally?" books, it's actually a piece of comic entertainment in its own right.

Subtly hidden in a ton of different scenes from everyday Beanotown life, the scruffy munchy little hound and his faithful sidekick Dennis the Menace (wait what, isn't that supposed to be the other way around?) are up to mischief.

Can you spot Gnasher in every scene?

Can you also spot other classic Beano, Dandy, Beezer and Topper characters sneaking in too?

This is an absolute delight for Beano fans, C absolutely loves the comic - but more than just spotting Gnasher, she's been constantly dragging me over to look at some new tiny little detail she's noticed in Laura's brilliant illustrations, packed to the gills with detail and hilarity.

How many classic Beano, Dandy, Topper and Beezer characters can you spot (as well as Gnasher himself!)

Absolutely guaranteed to keep your kids occupied and quiet for days, so worth the entry fee on that basis alone!

This must've been so much fun to work on!

Sum this book up in a sentence: Spot the mischievous pooch and other amazing Beano characters in this brilliant spotting book filled to the brim with chortlesome details from comics maestro Laura!

"Where's Gnasher?" by Laura Howells is out now, published by Beano / Studio Press (kindly supplied for review).